“The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers, a rare fusion of fluff and majesty, the peony is now coming into bloom to mark the highest of high spring.”
~ Henry Mitchell, American Writer (1923 ~ 1993)
The Chinese name for Peony is “sho yu” which means “most beautiful.” It’s no surprise brides clamor for these lush flowers with their never ending layers of petals and subtly sweet fragrance. Known as the rose without thorns, these beauties symbolize good fortune, prosperity and happy marriage. Why wouldn’t you want to incorporate these breathtaking blooms into your special day? Peonies work especially well in bridal bouquets with their many variations of color and look lovely clustered together or mixed with other flowers. Adorn peonies to the backs of chairs, wear peonies in your hair or choose Sophia Tolli’s gorgeous, peony inspired wedding dress, Geraldine (style Y21441). In celebration of the outrageously beautiful peony, which blooms in late spring and early summer or in other words, RIGHT NOW, check out our ode to peonies.
Sophia Tolli ~ Geraldine, style Y21441, shown in champagne/ruby; boutonniere ~ Jasmine Star Photography; wedding cake ~ Warner Photography; peony bridal bouquet ~ Amber Snow Photography; peony centerpieces ~ Aaron Courter Photography; peony headpiece ~ Charla Storey Photography
Sophia Tolli ~ Geraldine, style Y21441, shown in ivory, hanging peony centerpiece ~ Vela Images; peony wedding cake and cupcakes ~ Steve Koukoulas Photography; peony wedding shoes ~ Michael and Carina Photography; peony cookies ~ Steve Koukoulas Photography; peony centerpieces ~ via Savvy Soirées; peony chair decor ~ via Wed Society